It's amazing how the number of the "martyred" in any given Israeli "attack" tends to swell upon each retelling. For example, here's what the Associated Press reported earlier today:
Not to be left out of the latest Jihadi du jour
, Reuters was on the scene as well. Their report, however, is slightly
different than the AP's telling of the story:
All this aside, it is pretty clear
(WARNING: Morgue shots) exactly
how many Hamas militants were killed in this strike, which makes Reuters' exaggeration of the story somewhat befuddling.Aha, that's what it is
grouping two additional jihadis in their body count, but attaching it to an irrelevant photograph. The people in the picture above (notice that the same man is present in the two main photos presented here) weren't necessarily being "told" that "up to eight" Hamasiacs had been killed, but rather had just gotten out from seeing the six
Reuters is still wrong, by the way. Only six
were killed in an airstrike. The other two, as the AP correctly points out, were killed in "clashes with troops."
Two huzzahs for that vaunted fact-checking.
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